Draft Misc - Football Wiretap

Bears Sign Rookie Safety Steltz

Jun 7, 2008 8:51 PM

The Bears have signed rookie safety Craig Steltz to a four-year deal, according to The Chicago Tribune. Steltz signed the deal last week that included a $445,907 signing bonus and could be worth close to $3 million. He has the chance to make as much as $1.2 million in 2011 based on escalators that include his percentage of participation and number of interceptions. "Craig's a throwback ... he plays hard and with a lot of pride," agent Bill Johnson said of Steltz. "He's equally outstanding off the field. I'm crazy about him, and Bears fans will be too."

The Chicago Tribune

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Cardinals Sign First Of Seven Draft Picks

Jun 7, 2008 8:48 PM

The Arizona Cardinals have signed rookie running back Tim Hightower to a three-year contract, according to The Associated Press. Hightower was the first of the team's seven picks to sign a deal. Financial details of the deal were not announced. The running back was a fifth-round pick.


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